When it comes to effective mesothelioma treatments, options are unfortunately limited. There is no cure for mesothelioma and first line chemotherapy treatment Alimta, is no guarantee. Many who are suffering from mesothelioma, who have found little or no comfort in traditional treatments, may turn to clinical trials for hope. Through clinical trials, patients have access to the most innovative and newly designed technologies and treatments designed to help advance medical care. The following are a few recent clinical trials currently underway that are in need of participants.
Phase 1/2 Trial of TC-210 T Cells in Patients With Advanced Mesothelin-Expressing Cancer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03907852
Study Start Date: April 15, 2019
Estimated Enrollment : 70
Summary – Establish dosage and overall response rate in mesothelioma patients when TC-210 T Cells is administered with fludarabine and cyclophosphamide.
Feasibility of the LUM Imaging System for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03834272
Study Start Date: March 18, 2019
Estimated Enrollment: 18
Summary – study to assess the initial safety and efficacy of the LUM Imaging System so it may be used to determine metastasis of peritoneal mesothelioma and other malignancies on the surface.
Prospectively Collected Pleural Biopsies for Validation of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Prognostic Biomarkers
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03683680
Study Start Date: October 31, 2018
Estimated Enrollment: 240
Summary: To research and evaluated new methods for determining overall staging and prognosis of pleural mesothelioma. Researchers will use biopsied tissue from pleural specimens.
Clinical trials are more than just determining the success or failure of a new treatment. Those who participate help to advance research and may be offered a specialized treatment for their illness. Results from clinical trials structure how treatment is developed and advances modern medicine.
International Clinical Trials Day was celebrated this past Monday, May 20, 2019. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, encourage them to seek out clinical trials. It could benefit their lives, and the lives of others.